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Everything posted by NotBrad

  1. Unfortunately, I would think that yo are quite mistaken in one regard. True immersion is would be possible today IF we could stimulate taste. Current VR systems already sufficiently stimulate the user to invoke reflexive actions in response to stimuli, but what we can't do is simulate taste and smell(which are both the same sense), if we could then the adoption rate for VR technology would likely be significantly higher. Scent is just as important as any other sense in terms of full immersion, you can't have full immersion without all them.
  2. If I am no mistaken on what you are referencing, what appears to be mistakes was actually deliberate. Some effects that are negative in one respect will be positive in another, for example; large engines generally provide more power than small engines, but the smaller engines tend to be more efficient.
  3. All right, I'll explain what is being discussed, The current discussion centers around the theoretical issues of exclusively BCI-based tech and how the different implementations would affect the variety of possible experiences and the fidelity of said experiences. More precisely, the human body is not based on a fixed set of blueprints, it is grown organically from what amounts biologically to two cells with completely different designs that are combined to create a new design. That being said, there are a plethora of unknowns in this sphere of discussion. Firstly, there are billions of nerve
  4. The discussion is centered around the means by which the input is provided to the game engine and how it interacts with the user.
  5. To reply to this bit, I don't think this necessarily works that way. If you look at how humans with specific repetitive training react to certain stimuli I think you'll notice that much of it is performed sub-consciously, and that's where the issue of interpolation comes in, transitioning from your real-world body to your avatar in-game actually presents a new issue; the differences between real world nerves and the simulated ones in a given game. There would likely be very little translation from what I would hypothesize in terms of reflexes between the avatar and the real body due to the sev
  6. So this is one issue that I have come to realize will most certainly cause the greatest headache(metaphorically) behind the actual development of the interface itself; that being the issue of interpolation, such as the concept of the skills present in Sword Art Online, rather than the interpretation of real movements. To clarify: Interpolation: the insertion of something of a different nature into something else."the interpolation of songs into the piece"MATHEMATICSthe insertion of an intermediate value or term into a series by estimating or calculating it from surrounding known values."yiel
  7. Moderation note: The first 4 posts of this thread are responses to this post in the “An Organized Look At Creating Nerve Gear” thread. They were moved to this new thread because they focus on a different subject than the original thread’s. Hate to just drop a random post here, but the technology for tricking a VR user into feeling a free fall has already been experimented with. There was a pair of headphones at CES in either 2016 or 2015 that had the capacity to stimulate a response. It was by no means perfect yet but it could be refined.
  8. About the technology, there are actually potential alternatives, such as using a viral genetic modification to have the brain produce something akin to the dye used in an MRI, that could greatly increase the resolution for some devices, as well as that it could be used in conjunction with another technology following the same principle; ie a different die and not an MRI. As for DARPA funding? We don't have any finite details on that yet, but we can only hope he doesn't scrap the program.
  9. c++ is industry standard, having good functionality and performance with relatively decent security. A newer and good language would be Visual Basic, but I don't believe that it's royalty free if you try to monetize your work. All in all there are many languages, likely some that I've never even heard of. They all exist to fill a role and you just need to know what that role is! Java is a great high level language due to its versatility and accessibility. But other than that it lacks compared to other languages in almost every regard. But I would suggest Java if you are a beginner.
  10. Yeah, honestly I don't have any experience outside of Java, I've been learning it for 3 years now on a university level but nobody uses it for high intensity tasks like graphics or data crunching. I really need to learn c++ to do anything.
  11. I don't know about him, but I might be. But of course I won't offer help for things I wouldn't actually be able to do. I am a programmer, fluent in Java but willing to do other languages if needed. I'll have to learn them before I finish my degree in Computer Science anyway.
  12. You say digiaxon, does that have anything to do with the AxonVR?
  13. I doubt the human brain has the ability to recognize fine details like that when remembering things, I always thought your brain stitched memories together from individual memories of appearance, hence why when I think about stuff from my past I see the faces of the people as they look today, not the small children they would be in a photograph. Maybe I'm a bit different (on an official school IQ test in grade 3 I got a 16 in memory... yeah) and you guys might have different experiences than I have with your memories(I have nearly none from more than 6 years ago) and everybody is different. I
  14. I certainly wouldn't trust google, try reading their policies and terms of use. There was a time that by agreeing to use their software, you had to sell your soul to google. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/01/27/be-prepared-to-sell-your-soul-if-you-use-google/#6e1ac6f17dc2 Google is quite the definition of conflict of interest, and putting any such info in a place that the worlds best search engine can find it is liable to be abused by said corporation. I would think that someone at google would maybe read some of what we and others like us have discussed if they decided to
  15. Like the Halo 5 matchmaking! Where cheaters and trolls can be given bad reputation points and they'll eventually only be able to play with others just like them!
  16. Well I never said I knew anything about it! I guess those psychic mind readers aren't using that then!
  17. Wait, what? So that snake oil salesman lied? That B*****D! But on a more serious note, doesn't the human brain actually produce EM waves? I remember reading an old textbook somewhere saying that you are actually being exposed to radiation of some form just by standing near another human, is there no potential or hypothetical technology capable of reading and interpreting such waves in development? Because that would certainly give us that mind-reading ability that science fiction so loves. Either way would be cool anyhow, even as an impossible concept, like the theories suggesting black hole
  18. I am going into programming this fall and am already quite proficient in Java. Unfortunately Java isn't efficient enough to be used in high overhead applications as I see it and I will have to learn one of the C languages to create something worthwhile as an interface. Or I could just use assembly... But really, who has time for that? Maybe once I start I can show my progress here as well! That would be cool.
  19. Don't you mean thread? The forum has a few posts and new threads each day, might not be as popular as some other forums but considering this isn't a defined gathering place for a specific group(like a video game forum) I think it's doing quite well. The number of people who are actually doing work on this subject is quite minimal, meaning there will be few people posting legitimate progress and few posts regarding aforementioned progress. I think that once a sufficiently capable interface is developed that this will explode with entirely new forums being opened and dedicated solely to the stat
  20. What? ... ... ... I don't even know where to begin, I don't even know how to begin. What are you saying? Is that google translated? You honestly lost me in the first 3 sentences. edit: I took a look at your profile and saw you are from Russia, my bad. Guess English isn't your first language. Sir I regret to inform you that many of your sentences are incoherent and difficult to interpret. My assumption based on what I have read is this; the moon must have water due to the combined factors of density and size inconsistency and observed properties of frozen water here on earth, is this assumpti
  21. Hell, not necessarily, I am proficient with a rifle now and use it quite often to kill pests. There are many others like me out there who also do this, isn't actually killing something more desensitizing than playing a video game today? I mean looking at VR and seeing that possibility is one thing but I already kill stuff on a monthly basis(legally of course, I have all necessary licenses to do so) and I turned out fine!(arguably of course... I also had an extremely violent nature as a child that can be drawn out under certain circumstances...) But I digress, I fully believe I would be able to
  22. I don't see it as being an issue. I think it would be nice if instead we found a way to initiate the physical(ie neck down) component of sleep while in a full dive. Then what you could do is go to bed, lie down to play, then go straight to sleep from inside the game. Assuming that the brain truly cannot tell the difference between FDVR and real life, it would likely feel like when you regain consciousness after passing out. I personally don't like that feeling(though I've only experienced it once), and think that if FDVR is truly is indistinguishable from real life then going to sleep in the v
  23. I wasn't sure, but I think those are the headphones I saw online, possibly even that page. I really hope somebody other than Samsung picks up this tech, in my humble opinion they should stick to the TV market... Well I mean how can I not take a few jabs at Samsung users, IT IS MY SWORN DUTY AS AN APPLE USER WHO HAS NEVER OWNED A SINGLE SAMSUNG PRODUCT THAT HASN'T BROKEN. I mean technically, the TV breaking wasn't a failure on their part, but all their other products are garbage. Have a samsung microwave and a button quite literally collapsed backwards into the housing, and I hadn't even pushed
  24. I think some audio company has developed(or is developing) a headset that has that tech built in, it's marketed directly to VR as I recall.
  25. YOU KIDDING ME? Holy ******* ****. There was a neuroscience prof from UCSD doing an AMA last week and I asked specifically about this and it was ignored.
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